ST. MARY’S CITY, MD – The York
College men’s swim team opened up the 2009 Capital Athletic
Conference Championships Friday from St. Mary’s College of
Maryland. The Spartans, who broke two school records in the
meet’s first day, turned in a pair of second-place
Matt Jennings (Fairfax, Va./Robinson), Steven Tobin (Estell Manor, N.J./Holy Spirit), Clark Arnold (York, Pa./Northeastern), and Jack Gottschalk (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) notched both a second-place finish and a school record in the 400 medley relay. The foursome clocked a school-best 3:34.22 in the event, as their efforts resulted in second-team All-CAC honors.
The Spartans also grabbed the runner-up position in the 200 freestyle relay. Ben Hilt (Mt. Joy, Pa./Hempfield), Arnold, Gottschalk, and Jennings touched the wall in a combined 1:27.21 to garner second-team All-CAC accolades.
Individually, Gottschalk added to his tremendous freshman season with a school record 4:46.25 in the 500 freestyle, taking fifth in the event.
Jennings posted a fourth-place finish in the 50 freestyle, clocking in at 22.00.
The CAC Championships continue tomorrow from St. Mary’s City, Md. The morning session will include the preliminaries for the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and 100 backstroke. The evening session will hold the finals for each of these events in addition to the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays.
Jack Gottschalk photo courtesy of Scott Guise